Education News Roundup: Oct. 6, 2017

Equality Utah and the State Board of Education settle the lawsuit over sex-ed policy in Utah. Utah Business looks at the outlook for education in Utah. Of the 700,000 DACA recipients in the U.S., an estimated 20,000 of them are teachers. What does this mean for schools? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 21, 2017

Utah State Board of Education hears from both sides about the new middle school course flexibility rule. Legislators discuss school report cards. Are changes coming for educator licensing? Learning Policy Institute takes a national look at why teachers are quitting. Report finds U.S. spending on education is dropping relative to other nations. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 24, 2017

The U’s Utah Education Policy Center will survey Utah teachers to find out why they’re leaving the profession. Gov. Herbert announces a new IT education pathway. Appeal hearing for Kairos Academy pushed back to Sept. 5. What effect do schools’ start dates have on local economies? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

CACTUS Maintenance Scheduled This Weekend

The Comprehensive Administration of Credentials for Teachers in Utah Schools (CACTUS) will be going down at noon on Friday, June 30 for our yearly rollover. If you are still connected in CACTUS at noon you will be kicked off and your work will NOT be saved. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 18, 2017

The Trib and Channel 4 look at pay raises for Utah teachers. Educators and others are looking at some of the changes in Utah’s juvenile justice system. Students from several Utah schools will be speaking with astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Friday. Longtime Granite Board Member Sarah Meier is stepping down. The Trump administration is scheduled to release its proposed education budget on Monday. Early reports show an emphasis on school choice measures. Ed Week looks at how often restraint and seclusion are used in schools nationally. GAO releases its report on the Bureau of Indian Education. Some advice this graduation season? Don’t save seats. It can turn ugly really quick. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 16, 2017

The Clipper looks at the nonpartisan State Board of Education bill. Sen. Hillyard discusses the education budget and available resources for teachers. Gov. Herbert backs the proposal to eliminate the U.S. Department of Education. KUTV looks at the potential mine field of social media and student-teacher relationships. Ed Week reports fewer states are sticking with the testing consortia for Common Core tests. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Public Hearing: Educator Licensing Fees

The Utah State Board of Education will hold a public hearing on a proposed increase in educator licensing fees on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. in the Board Room at the offices of the Utah State Board of Education, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 12 – 2016

Utah History Day national team members, Wendy Rex Atzet, program organizer and Board Member Laura Belnap (Brown shirt) pose for a picture at the Utah State Board of Education office.

In today’s Education News Roundup: Weber District discusses needs for its tax increase. The transgender bathroom guidance issue goes to court in Texas today. CDC reports on the levels of violence directed at gay high school students. Idaho delays submitting new science standards. Links to these story and many more are in the ENR. . . . → Read More

Openings on the UPPAC

"Megaphon" by Floeschie/CC/flickr

State Superintendent Brad Smith is soliciting nominations for positions on the Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission. Four positions are open for three-year terms beginning on July 1, 2015. All positions may be filled by licensed educators. . . . → Read More